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Déja Imani Fitzgerald
Posted On August 19, 2022 7:54 pm
FOCUS Déja’s research interests are centered on exploring social and psychosocial determinants of health for communities with multiple minoritized identities, emphasizing those at the intersection of racial, gendered, and sexual minority identities. Déja’s interests also include how intimate relationships may serve as protector factors for queer people of color (QPOC) and LGBTQ communities. Merging these… View Article
Andrew Joaquin Bolibol
Posted On August 15, 2022 6:44 pm
FOCUS Andrew’s research focuses on the barriers to healthcare access and utilization of healthcare services, particularly for LGBTQ and racial/ethnic minorities. Understanding how policy can shape the healthcare delivery system is a crucial component in erasing the gap in healthcare coverage and utilization between LGBTQ individuals and their cisgender, heterosexual counterparts. He is particularly interested… View Article
Wes Wislar
Posted On October 13, 2021 7:07 pm
FOCUS Wes’ research focuses on mental health disparities of gender-expansive people (transgender, genderqueer, non-binary, agender, two-spirit, intersex, etc.). Specifically, he explores how transgender people experience substance use and access/maintain recovery from addiction and alcoholism. Wes uses qualitative, community-informed methodology to better understand substance use in the trans and gender-expansive community; and with this research hopes… View Article
Tyler McCoy Gay
Posted On October 13, 2021 7:07 pm
FOCUS Tyler’s research aims to explore police discrimination and over surveillance practices toward Black men who have sex with men (BMSM) to mitigate negative psychosocial impacts. A recent national study illustrated that 43 percent of BMSM who interacted with law enforcement reported experiences of police discrimination. Additionally, emerging research demonstrates that perceived racism and homophobia… View Article
Santino Giovanni Camacho
Posted On October 13, 2021 7:05 pm
FOCUS Queer and Transgender Pacific Islanders (QTPI) have historically been in the margins of Pacific Islander communities and have endured the erasure of their identities and experiences. Systemic racism, settler colonialism, heterosexism, homophobia, and transphobia have been institutionalized into health systems, which are intended to promote well-being, but are often culturally mismatched, which widens health… View Article
James Green
Posted On October 13, 2021 6:39 pm
FOCUS James is conducting research to empower queer and trans youth of color in their experiences with mental illness and mental health services. Power differentials exist between youth and adults, which are exacerbated by homophobia, transphobia, and racism, and this impacts youths’ access to and confidence in mental health services. James’ research uses digital ethnographic… View Article
Alexis Rowland
Posted On October 13, 2021 6:20 pm
FOCUS In the pursuit of abolishing prisons, Alexis studies prisons, penal policy, and punishment, especially those issues which affect gender and sexual minority (GSM) populations. Her work explores the ways in which penal institutions influence hegemonic perceptions of minority groups, and in turn, how they contribute to social and material inequality. The goal of her… View Article
Natasha D. Williams
Posted On November 29, 2020 3:08 pm
FOCUS Broadly, Natasha’s research works to expose and address mental health inequities experienced by marginalized populations. More specifically, her work centers the mental health experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals with an emphasis on LGBTQ+ people of color. She takes an interdisciplinary approach, drawing from population health science, family science, social policy, health services research, sociology, and… View Article
TyKera Marrow
Posted On November 29, 2020 3:07 pm
FOCUS The general mistrust and anticipation of stigmatization that Black Americans feel in general, concerning the medical context and larger American systems, can have a significant negative impact on the utilization of health care services. TyKera is dedicated to engaging in research promoting health equity to increase physical and mental health outcomes for Black Americans,… View Article
Sally Ryman
Posted On November 29, 2020 2:52 pm
FOCUS Transgender and gender diverse individuals experience multiple disparities in health outcomes and access to care. Transfolk, especially transwomen of color, experience higher rates of poverty, homelessness, and unemployment than cisgender people. In accessing health care, they are more likely to be uninsured or underinsured and have difficulty finding competent, affordable, trans-affirming medical and mental… View Article

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